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What do you think -- is this company going to survive and thrive? Are they looking to expand their staff, or do you think layoffs are inevitable?

How does EDS stack up against the competition?

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Fed Up w/EDS in Des Moines

113 months ago

EDS is joke... They never respone to a resume for HR. I need to ask "why should I work for you". EDS should be ban for false advertising on this site and all sites.

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anonymouse in Mesquite, Texas

113 months ago

Agreed.

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Yolanda in Shawboro, North Carolina

113 months ago

EDS - I have more than 10 yrs HR experience and emailed and faxed several resumes to this company with no reply back EVER! I recommend hiring a recruiter or someone who accepts and reviews resumes.

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Fed Up w/EDS in Des Moines

113 months ago

I'm in agreement with you too. I have 15 years HR experience and have never had a response from them EVER.

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EDS=JOKE in Macomb, Michigan

112 months ago

I once got a call from someone at EDS basically a phone interview in which everything went well, the guy said he would call me back the next day to set up an interview. NOTHING. I had his contact information, left him several voicemails, and still nothing.

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Des Moines, IA

112 months ago

EDS needs to be banned for false advertising from all site's. This has to be right up there with headhunters. Why, you ask this is because you never hear back from them.

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j in Tulsa, Oklahoma

112 months ago

A word from someone at the great EDS, This company SUCKS, To get a sorry check from them I am putting in 20 hours a week of overtime, 10 hour days 6 days a week, doing support for a major Airline. And they pretty much treat you like you owe them for giving you a job with them. If 1 department fails we all get in trouble. We have people walking out the door during shifts, never to return, therefor we have to pick up the slack and are getting more resposibilites added on to are jobs, cause there to cheap to hire anyone. One person that I work with is about to file bankruptcy, while living off her credit cards for the last couple of months. Beware of the Great EDS

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SJ in Hoover, AL in Birmingham, Alabama

112 months ago

Layoffs occur every week within EDS. You never know when you walk into the cube if you will be in the next group to be "severed". EDS expects you to put in 24/7/365, no compensation, no off time, no vacation, work yourself to death following processes that prevent you from doing your real work and one day you walk in without warning and you've been "severed" from EDS due to reduction in force. I can't beleive there are jobs posted for EDS when they are laying off every week. One of the jobs posted here is the very job I was laid off. How can they do that? EDS has absolutely no business ethics.

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Steve in Saint Louis, Missouri

112 months ago

Don't waste your time with these morons.

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L in New Jersey in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

112 months ago

This company is horrendous. I am in the same situation as SJ in Hoover, AL. After over 10 years of employment with them putting in OT every week, I walked in one day and was shown to the door shortly thereafter due to a RIF. Do not pass go, collect your coat, anything... and never allowed to even enter the lobby again. The decision to let me go was made by an exec who I had spoken with twice in my career, even though my manager had recently told me during my performance review that I was the brightest employee in the department.

EDS is so coldhearted; count your blessings that you weren't called in for an interview... you might have had the misfortune of actually getting hired!

They have restructured the benefits admin group they bought from Towers Perrin quite a few times in the last two years, and the attempts have been futile.

I expect that they will have more layoffs in April of former TP ees once the TP severance package extension expires (it's better than what EDS offers).

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needajob in Charles Town, West Virginia

112 months ago

I was recuited by EDS last year for an interview. I went to the interview and after an hour of talking with my soon-to-be boss, I was handed an offer letter on the spot. I found this very unusual, but I accepted. The salary was lower than my previous job but that was to be expected because my clearance wasn't required. The job offered a great lerning opportunity but I wish now I would have trusted my instincts that day and declined the offer. My quality of life has suffered since that day. It is pretty standard to expect to work 50-60 hour weeks and the pressure when projects are due is unbelievable. Planning vacation, even well in advance, is no quarantee that when the time comes you will be able to take the time. Try to schedule a doctor's appointment and actually make it, good luck. Don't get me wrong, I'll work as hard and long as the next person giving 150% when I feel appreciated. It is quite sad that EDS management does not value their people over their own drive. So, you looking for a job? I'll give you mine!

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Gayle in Dallas, Texas

111 months ago

A long time ago I worked for EDS for about 3 months before I was fired because I wasn't "EDS material." They just beat me to it before I quit because this place is NUTS! It's like a cross between a military base and an insane asylum! Avoid it at all costs!!

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SNT

111 months ago

I worked for a benefits administration company that was privately owned before we were acquired by EDS. EDS brought the promise of building the administrative systems we needed, and we would bring our knowledge.

EDS has missed the mark in the past two years - systems are rolling out that meet less than 50% of what the business needed, but is considered a success because they rolled something out by the project deliverable date. A "smaller footprint" has been achieved without a RIF due to high attrition, but the depth of knowledge that was "valued" is what walked out the door. The different locations operate under different models at different times due to inability of managment to make decisions and implement them across the organization. The new organization structures are being lead by former managers who previously worked on the largest client we lost. Moral is at an all time low, and frustration levels at an all time high.

This is definitely not a company I would recommend to anyone.

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Eric in Wheaton, Illinois

111 months ago

I worked for EDS for a year and a half. I worked from home however I am hear to tell you it was a NIGHTMARE! I was expected to know everything when no training was giving! My manager spoke to my 3 times when he interviewed me, to write me up because of my performance and to fire me. He was totally worthless and if you think am making this up! Ask around the people that have been there for 30 plus years aren't going anywhere, the new people like me hate it every second that we were there! When I got fired I was also looking to leave. I have been in IT businesss for 18 years and this was THEE WORST expereince I have EVER encountered!

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San Deigo, CA in San Diego, California

111 months ago

I also have applied several times and never heard back, I even wrote to the hiring managers and have not heard back.
EDS by law is required to post jobs for so many days. I have come to the conslusion that they probably already have people in (friends of the hiring manager) the process to fill the job they posted online.

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needajob in Halltown, West Virginia

111 months ago

Well, I did finally resign from EDS without a new job. My health and mental well being had to come first. It has been over 2 weeks now and I am still receiving benefits and a paycheck. This creates a nightmare for me. Now the balls in my court to make sure the payroll gets back to them, when they finally do what they're required to do... submit my resignation. So, even resigning did not end the problems. If you want to be hired by EDS I really do wish you well if you accomplish your goal and hopefully things will work out well for you and your career.

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Eric in Wheaton, Illinois

111 months ago

Be careful EDS has a company that goes after ALL unemployment benefits! They will try and say it was your fault! i went through this nightmare! If you left get a Dr.'s not stating you HAD to leave due to your health. If not EDS will call a hearing and have your benefits taking away from you, this is a COLD hearted company trust me!

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Withheld in Bensenville, Illinois

111 months ago

Well, I just found out the job that I have had for the last year will be going to South America in Aug. Thank you EDS. A------!

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weesy in Atlanta, Georgia

110 months ago

L in New Jersey in Cherry Hill, New Jersey said: This company is horrendous. I am in the same situation as SJ in Hoover, AL. After over 10 years of employment with them putting in OT every week, I walked in one day and was shown to the door shortly thereafter due to a RIF. Do not pass go, collect your coat, anything... and never allowed to even enter the lobby again. The decision to let me go was made by an exec who I had spoken with twice in my career, even though my manager had recently told me during my performance review that I was the brightest employee in the department.

EDS is so coldhearted; count your blessings that you weren't called in for an interview... you might have had the misfortune of actually getting hired!

They have restructured the benefits admin group they bought from Towers Perrin quite a few times in the last two years, and the attempts have been futile.

I expect that they will have more layoffs in April of former TP ees once the TP severance package extension expires (it's better than what EDS offers).

My spouse was RIF'd at the end of January after 8 years of putting in overtime and everything. He hopes they go down the tubes, to be quite honest.

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Temp for hire in Newport News, Virginia

110 months ago

I have been temping at EDS for the last 18 months and agree that they are not the best place to work for. They have supposedly been reviewing and preparing a hiring package for the last 6 months. Well shame on me, they will continue to use anybody's talents without offering proper compensation until the person says, "no more." EDS knows the job market is not great so nobody is going anywhere. They lull the heard of corporate cows with food, casual dress days and free coffee. Keep you stinking coffee and give some folks a raise or promotion. Well at least the smart extremely talented employees had the sense to take their skills elsewhere where they would be compensated and respected.

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Detroit, MI in Southfield, Michigan

110 months ago

> but the depth of knowledge that was
> "valued" is what walked out the door.

Exactly what's happening in my OnStar division. EDS has brought down quality, production, and morale, do not have trained people, cannot fill positions, management treats workers/developers like children, there is zero logic or interest in quality, and the valuable people in the department are leaving in droves. I wouldn't have believe something like this if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. Sad to watch a top-notch division getting eaten and ruined like it has a cancer. I leave this month.

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SRH in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

110 months ago

Ditto and well said, exactly why I left.

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Eric in Addison, Illinois

110 months ago

Same thing for me as well. It is also why I left. I recieved no training and I was told to "figure it out" Not what I want to give a high paying customer!!

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k in Wilton, Connecticut

110 months ago

Gayle in Dallas, Texas said: A long time ago I worked for EDS for about 3 months before I was fired because I wasn't "EDS material." They just beat me to it before I quit because this place is NUTS! It's like a cross between a military base and an insane asylum! Avoid it at all costs!!

I spent 7 years of my life at EDS, working for my butt off to prove that I was good enough. I signed the 4 year promissory note, the non compete note, etc... I thought I golden when I completed the SED program in half the average time... I was laid off, with no severance, in 2001 with under the guise of "Not performing job". They failed to mention that my "Job" was sent over seas to "Free up staff for new projects". The new projects were never a reality.

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A in Voorhees, New Jersey

110 months ago

LOL someone report these guys!!!

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Catalystika in Livonia, Michigan

110 months ago

From what I'm reading, I had a really good experience. I got "separated" late in 2004 (Best Shores program), right before Christmas. However, we were given roughly a year of lead time so we could make preparations. I was part of a group that was to be let go a bit earlier, but my supervisor fought and was able to keep me and another coworker until the end (if they're reading, they know who they are.) Little by little they cut more and more people until there was only a handful that hadn't gotten new jobs or who were just riding it out. I received a decent severance package, as did all my coworkers. I always got roughly 10% raises each year and my 7 years with EDS was filled with mostly good memories as I was fortunate to work with great management and coworkers, so I really don't have too much to complain about. I know the company overall doesn't treat its people well at all, and that's a real shame. All in all, I attribute my good experience not to the company itself, but to my direct management and coworkers.

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HellstromX in Livonia, Michigan

110 months ago

I had the privledge of working with Catalystika. Having many friends still work in the belly of the beast, he is right: if you have a good manager, you live; bad manager, you die.

My boss was different until the very end. It looked like a promising company: training, bonuses, etc. Well, I got some training and some bonuses. I was next for MCSE Fasttrack. Boom done right before my turn, but you can take internal training and web. Boom all internal training terminated. Boom internet training terminated. I got my friend into EDS (before I knew it was evil), no referral. He was hired in at a hiring grade level and more pay than myself even though he had no real computer experience. We had people on our team that fulfilled its time comment, but no, EDS hires an outsider inside of investing in its people.
SIDENOTE: he is still there and hates his job.
No of our teams bosses was cool, but he was eliminated. The other was a "yes" man. I enjoyed working with my teammates but the management was horrible. Our side had horrible raises or none.
"We don't have any money"
EDS always used the excuse that we were paid through the account. Last I knew, I worked for EDS, not the customer. GM use to be the sweet team, but now, they are cutting people.

I think EDS bombed once Dick took over.

Think very carefully before you work for this company and ask many questions. If you decide to work for them, have everything in writing. If you have a family, you are now divorced. If you are single, you will never be married.

Everyone always said that this was a good 1st and 3rd company. Personally, I would say 1st and never.

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Eric in Addison, Illinois

110 months ago

OK I could not resist commenting on this I heard the same thing. EDS was my 1st and 3rd job. I can tell you why the people that are in EDS leave and come back. They don’t receive much training and well they have personality issues. They normally work at EDS for many years then they leave and go to another company, they usually get fired or get kicked out and they come back to good ole EDS, the place they know. It is true that if you get a good manager you are set. I wish anyone that goes their all the luck in the world!

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SLR in Findlay, Ohio

109 months ago

Well, I must say that after reading all of the posts here that I definitely made the right decision to look elsewhere for work. I was contacted by a recruiter looking to fill a position as an HR Specialist out of Dublin, Ohio (columbus 'burb) and I got the interview and I thought things went quite well. The position was open due to there being a change in the way incoming calls were to be handled for issues such as payroll problems, worker's comp questions, etc. I would have been working for EDS and representing Cardinal Health. It was explained to me that they needed someone to come onboard very quick because soon the calls would ALL be coming into the Dublin office and not screened first out in Iowa. Well, it soon came to 2 1/2 weeks AFTER my initial interview and I was STILL waiting to hear what their decision was, only at THAT time I had decided that even IF they were to offer me the job I wouldn't take it because of the time that they took to get back with me. If they were in such a hurry, why did it take them almost 3 weeks to FINALLY make their decision??? Needless to say, I did NOT get the job, and I am NOT losing sleep over it either....it was a contract job and thanks to all the posts here, I now know that a tthe end of the contract more than likely I WOULD be unemployed and most likely would not have had a chance to hire on full time. Again, thank you for all your posts!!!

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CA in Hanover, Maryland

109 months ago

I was 'downsized' TWICE from them. While their leadership doesn't really seem to know what the are doing, I have to say I enjoyed working there and learned a great deal. Give it a try, but always understand that you could be OUT at anytime.

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anon in Medford, New Jersey

108 months ago

After reading these comments, just imagine what Ross Perot would be like as President!

The Cherry Hill, NJ office is always recruiting too. I applied there once and never heard back - thank goodness!

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john finley in Plano, Texas

108 months ago

Gayle in Dallas, Texas said: A long time ago I worked for EDS for about 3 months before I was fired because I wasn't "EDS material." They just beat me to it before I quit because this place is NUTS! It's like a cross between a military base and an insane asylum! Avoid it at all costs!!

That's a pretty depressing report from Tulsa! While you were doing all this our new President was busy negotiating his compensation. He would make about $8 million this year. His son was working hard at getting his third promotion in a year. This time as the Vice President running EDS's European operations.

If your father is not a part of the top management at EDS, you will work for EDS like the rest of us, at the brink of bankruptcy!

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Eric in Amf Ohare, Illinois

108 months ago

This is a shame! Knowing his son got a promotion he did not deserve! What a joke!!!

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Jay in Irving, Texas

107 months ago

Based on the comments listed here, I have a feeling I'm setting myself up to get flamed here, but I honestly am shocked to read these types of comments. From my post on the other page, you'll know I've been w/ EDS for almost 9 years and just never get the sense that those around me feel as those listed on this page do. Perhaps I'm just lucky and have been in the only 3 good jobs w/in EDS during my career, but really, it seems like a good place to me. Good pay, good benefits, 401k matching AND a pension plan, unlimited on-line training for free (no, it's never been disallowed), and all my coworkers and leaders have the utmost integrity (those who didn't have been fired).
Obviously my thoughts are in the vast minority on this page, but I don't think they're in the minority at EDS. Not here to change anyone's mind, just thought it was worth pointing out the other views are not unanimous.

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weesy in Duluth, Georgia

107 months ago

Jay in Irving, Texas said: Based on the comments listed here, I have a feeling I'm setting myself up to get flamed here, but I honestly am shocked to read these types of comments. From my post on the other page, you'll know I've been w/ EDS for almost 9 years and just never get the sense that those around me feel as those listed on this page do. Perhaps I'm just lucky and have been in the only 3 good jobs w/in EDS during my career, but really, it seems like a good place to me. Good pay, good benefits, 401k matching AND a pension plan, unlimited on-line training for free (no, it's never been disallowed), and all my coworkers and leaders have the utmost integrity (those who didn't have been fired).
Obviously my thoughts are in the vast minority on this page, but I don't think they're in the minority at EDS. Not here to change anyone's mind, just thought it was worth pointing out the other views are not unanimous.

When EDS screws with you, then you'll understand. Now go and put your blinders back on.

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Steve Loiselle in Columbus, Ohio

107 months ago

A very unethical company. Just 3 days prior to a big RIF in 2001 EDS changed the severence packages to a maximum of 4 weeks pay and all benefits ended at midnight of the termination. They kept it this way for the next big RIF in July 2002. I had 19 years (grandfathered in) and got hit in July. Normally I would have received at least 6 months severence but got the 4 weeks and loss of benefits that day. Later that year they changed the policy back to the normal. I contacted their Ethics department and received the mumbo-jumbo about how hard it was to make that decision but they had to look at the best value for the client and stock holders.
I hope I live to see the day they go under.

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Squellybean in Findlay, Ohio

107 months ago

Steve,

Your comment totally makes me glad that I turned down the position they offered me about a month ago. (In Dublin, OH.) The position was for an HR Specialist where I would be taking all inbound calls and dealing with complaints/issues from all over the U.S.,...and after hearing about the company from others, I'm guessing that I would have no hair by now seeing as though they are dealing with people the way they are. I am constantly seeing openings for them especially in Dublin and I will treat them like the plague. Thanks sir!!

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Zildo in Manchester, New Hampshire

107 months ago

Avoid EDS if you wish to maintain self-respect and some measure of personal happiness. I was there for many years and it was the most depressing, archaic, inefficient and stagnant place I have ever worked. An old account run by locals that come from rural impoverished socio-economic backgrounds and have few other options-most hated EDS and had been there for decades and were bitter and dead-ended and just trudging along doing sloppy work at the government trough. There was never a concern for client deadlines and not one implementation (over at least 10 years) was delivered on time or completed. After years of their mediocre, botched work being accepted as good enough, EDS came to beleive that 75% =100% and testing was rarely done (end users were basically doing the testing). The place was run by entrenched old timers that opposed any change and they invested their energy into preserving their stagnant status quo--because they were lazy,arrogant and myopic. There were one or two running the ship that seemed to have been born to work for EDS: they were lying, unethical slumlords who ran a place more like the Lord of the Flies. I was told (by an 18 year veteran) when I started that EDS is about the appearance of compliance, NOT actual compliance" and I saw that was true. We routinely oversold what we could not deliver and then developed crappy solutions, delivered them late and unfinished and then called the clean-up "phase II". And no involved would admit how bad we were really were--lots of kool-aid drinking going on. When I left no one even bothered to ask what I did or how to continue my work-they (management) did not care because they are not accountable for much of anything and have a client that is trapped with their jerry-rigged legacy system and so, EDS just bumbles along with their archaic operation and untrained, unprofessional leadership (they are survivors, not trained managers). When I left, my manager simply drew a black X through my employee photo

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EDS corporate office in Fort Worth, Texas

107 months ago

I work at the EDS corporate office in Plano. The company is in such bad shape that they have to hide all of the problems in the public SEC filings. All of the off balance sheet accounting issues, sales of nonoperating assets to related parties to recognize gains (remember ENRON?), major clients are terminating and they are not disclosing it, and they continued in 2006 to do the same thing today that got them into trouble with Delphi (helping other public companies time gain recognition with grey accounting). The goal is to hide everything from the rating agencies and disclose nothing. $60 million of 2006 profits were from reversals of slush accruals. Top executive management has NO experience in IT. Bad deal.

Stay away from this sinking ship (unless you want to siphon the marrow out of the remaining stockholders equity in a zero margin business).

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Zildo in Manchester, New Hampshire

107 months ago

"EDS corporate's" message is music to my ears-and not surprising. Those of us that were not "lifers" (EDS cult-members) could never figure out how EDS hadn't folded ages ago. From the perspective of our archaic, stagnant account, the daily messages from Plano had nothing to do with our work reality. We were forgotten and lost in time: "managed" with virtually no leadership, no account meetings, an open-door policy that always led to leaks and retaliation, no raises, and bad bad bad morale fueled by the rigid hierarchy of old timers and locals versus everyone else.
If you are not IT at EDS you are second class-always. And IT at EDS means being skilled in some outdated, obsolete technology; like buggy technicians long after the advent of Henry Ford.....and though dead-ended, these technicians had outrageous egos justified by nothing....we all knew that if EDS let them go they were going to have a very hard time finding work and fitting into the real work world.
An example: when I started (early 2000s) I needed a blank CD to copy files. I was told to ask the "systems" team for CDs-(they controlled them). I asked and was publicly chewed out by this overgrown toddler that had put in 20 years at EDS. He yelled at me in front of everyone that "NO ONE OUTSIDE OF SYSTEMS HAS A NEED FOR A CD" What I did not know was that I had the audacity to think my work needed a memory storage media as grand as a cd-and this chimp was serious too. (I had been using cds for 8 years by that time and this idiot had no clue what was going on outside of their rickety legacy system world). That was my 3rd day in my job(after an account manager made fun of me and insulted me for having an education-because virtually no one on the account had gone past high school-and many had gone from HS to EDS).
EDS champions jerks (EAGLES!) and retains some of the ugliest, shallow, nasty people I have ever met. The unethical culture at EDS will ruin your soul. Avoid at all costs

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dumb in Southfield, Michigan

107 months ago

Don't do it, I just got let go due to a workforce reduction after 20+ years.

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j in Voorhees, New Jersey

107 months ago

I currently work for EDS in new jersey. Things are not looking good. I was with Towers Perrin for 6 years when they formed ExcellerateHRO, the HR Administration joint venture side of the business. Since the joint venture I've been with the company for a total of 8 years. Things are looking quite grim for this part of the business. It does not seem to be picking up and the new functional alignment structure they are rolling out is not working. Of course you have to take into consideration these decisions are coming from higher up management, some originally from EDS and some from Towers Perrin who have no idea what it is the behind the scenes people really do. We get no input on how things should be changed to work better and therefore the structure they came up with is appearing to crash down. I don't believe the business with stay with EDS, I think eventually they will give up. For a technical corporation they can't seem to get anything right from a BPO perspective. They show zero respect for their employees. I pray day after day for a layoff.

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IT layoffs in Dallas, Texas

107 months ago

our plano texas office has tens/hundreds of millions of dollars in the budget for layoffs world wide - each year. we actually have a seperate department that just manages the layoff budget worldwide. the corporate office believes that there are too many IT people "sitting on the bench", especially in Europe. we are desparately trying to find an asian company to buy so we can offshore as much of the programming as possible (something that competitors did way back in 1999)--just like we have done with the administration with mPhasis (again something competitors did way back in 1999). mPhasis is 100% full can can't take on all fo the work we are currently trying to offshore. This delays the administrative layoff timing, and, prevents us from achieving what we are telling the market we plan to do as far as cost savings. customers are laughing at our bids because our programming cost is 3x what our competitors charge. corporate management makes the local tower leads worldwide commit to a certain amount of cost savings via layoffs.

the real story: we lay off programmers because plano management makes us do it, however, we have to then go out and hire MORE expensive contractors to do the work because we just laid off those people!!!

I agree, if the CEO/COO/CFO/Board of Directors have no IT background, and they are this short sighted, we are in a lot of trouble.

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nuts to you in East Berlin, Pennsylvania

107 months ago

Does anybody remember "forced rankings"? Well they're baaaack.

Hidden in the crap of adding a new PTC category "needs development" and spewing the BS that "we're raising the bar" and aligning performance to business goals ... meaning that if your business group isn't doing well then it MUST have bad performers -also meaning that bad management decisions beyond your control are "your fault" . EDS is informing managers down the chain from goddess Tina, that the bell curve distribution has "expected results" ... in fact "expected results" and "fair and objective rankings" are heaviliy peppered throughout mgmnt materials. However people ... you are the best and brightest ... thats why your're EDS ... what do you think it means? By the why the leaders FAQ already says that its not forced ranking.

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Anon in NJ in New Jersey

107 months ago

anon in Medford, New Jersey said: After reading these comments, just imagine what Ross Perot would be like as President!

The Cherry Hill, NJ office is always recruiting too. I applied there once and never heard back - thank goodness!

You also need to ask yourself why they hire so many contractors (besides the obvious financial benefits; oh wait...silly me... that's the basis for EVERY ONE of their decisions!)

If they can't commit to hiring a proven-themselves-to-be-good contract employee permanently after the agreed upon contract period has expired, what does that say about their position on loyalty and decency?

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Zildo in Manchester, New Hampshire

107 months ago

Decency is the last word that I would come up with when thinking of EDS in general or the so-called 'leadership' that I worked under. I knew of one manager that I would consider decent (and she lied to me too! but at least she seemed sorry for it when she was canned--she let me know how the company was screwing me over on my pay) the others were obedient sheep, pathologically self-centered, ruthless, manipulative and deceitful, not broadly educated, not cultured beyond what they saw on TV or learned at EDS U :), not well-spoken, not respectful, not happy,fun or healthy, nor creative.... really not much of anything to note beyond being miserable, creepy foot soldiers for this low-class company. Eagles all!

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nuts to you in Neelyton, Pennsylvania

107 months ago

They hire contractors to avoid paying into the fringe pool, which depending on the industry group can add thousands to the cost of an employee, which is used to support overhead people. However, they dont force rank the contractors - a benefit.

But I will conclude with this - IBM and all the other major corporations are like this too. People are commodities - to be treated like corn, soybeans, and pork bellies.

If you want a laugh while drinking your beer/whatever, the Asian Indians are getting screwed as work is moving to South East Asia and China. You see the Indians are asking for a decent wage, which is not a viable consideration. IBM is also moving there. Dont get me wrong, I have many friends from India - they are a wonderful people and many are brilliant programmers, but they are going to pay the price for trusting big uncaring American corporations.

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nuts to you in Neelyton, Pennsylvania

107 months ago

Ooops I forgot.
EDS has a list of preferred contractor companies and they auction off work kinda like eBay only its called eLance. EDS signs a contract and gets paid a fixed amount, they bid the work out and pocket the difference. Gee what a wonderful way to do business, its called leveraged delivery.

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j in Tulsa, Oklahoma

106 months ago

Watch out!!! all of you at EDS, Jobs are going to South America and fast. While I worked at EDS Tulsa for United Airlines, we would get phone calls from S.America asking us for help with there equipment problems, course once we realized that we were sending are jobs there, we started to give them the wrong info when ever they called in. I am out of that hell hole !!! and they wave those blue badges at you when it's benifits them, I had been at eds for 9 mo and needed my blue badge to travel, while after they played around for a while it was like boom here are your blue badges "AND WELCOME TO EDS" I quite eds 4 days later. while running you into the ground emotional and financialy, there are people there for 11 mo making 13.00 an hour while I was making 15.62 after 9 mo. I have seen people walk out the door at Tulsa to get jobs at Taco bell and are more happy then being slaves at EDS. I am glad to be outta there and feel sorry for the people that are applying for this crap company

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